Tag Archives: MB&F

  • The Fifth Element: An “Intergalactic Horological Weather Station” (Video)

    The Fifth Element: An “Intergalactic Horological Weather Station” (Video)

    “Intergalactic / horological / horological / intergalactic.” That’s probably the Beastie Boys parody I would propose if I were on the board at MB&F, which has collaborated with L’Epée for what they describe as an “intergalactic horological weather station” called, with apologies to Bruce Willis and Luc Besson, The Fifth Element.  The Fifth Element has four pods, each […]

  • Octopod Clock from MB&F and L’Epée 1839 (Video)

    Octopod Clock from MB&F and L’Epée 1839 (Video)

    A new joint collaboration from L’Epée 1839 and MB&F is a must-own for anyone who believes their home timepieces just aren’t evil enough. It’s the Octopod, said to be inspired by “cephalopods, marine chronometers and The Abyss.” And, naturally, as per the clock‘s official press release, it takes a heavy portion of its design from the […]

  • Astrograph Pen From MB&F and Caran d’Ache

    Astrograph Pen From MB&F and Caran d’Ache

    With how turbulent and scary the world has gotten as of late, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that a new strain of space fever hasn’t been long to follow. One new piece of that zeitgeist puzzle is the Astrograph, a new luxury pen from watch brand MB&F and the pen-maker Caran d’Ache. In case […]

  • Balthazar Robot Clock From MB&F (Video)

    Balthazar Robot Clock From MB&F (Video)

    You may remember the Melchior Robot Clock from last year, particularly if you’re interested in humanoid robot timepieces. Now, MB&F is back with another entry in just that genre: Balthazar, who like his predecessor has a few interesting tricks up his sleeve for the wealthy and discerning clock or gadget collector. Balthazar is a hefty […]

  • Sherman: The Robot Desk Clock From MB&F (Video)

    Sherman: The Robot Desk Clock From MB&F (Video)

    New from the clockwork wizards at MB&F and L’Epée 1839, it’s a desk clock that will almost certainly defeat everything else on your desk in a popularity contest, unless you’re in possession of the world’s most charming stapler. It’s Sherman, a small robot buddy who tells time and “makes people smile.” The people at MB&F […]

  • MB&F Arachnophobia: A Spider That Tells Time

    MB&F Arachnophobia: A Spider That Tells Time

    New from watch brand MB&F is a timepiece that goes well beyond the usual wristwatch standard into much more surreal, even horrifying territory. It’s the MB&F Arachnophobia – a timepiece that earns its name with its spider-like shape and eight arachnid legs. The MB&F Arachnophobia is different from a real spider in a few crucial […]

  • Melchior: Robot Clock From MB&F (Video)

    Melchior: Robot Clock From MB&F (Video)

    If you took someone from early last century and showed them the robots we have scooting around today, they probably couldn’t help but be a little disappointed. Instead of Rosie from The Jetsons we have little discs rolling across the floor cleaning up dirt. But this hypothetical person would be able to relate to at least one 21st-century […]

  • MB&F Nixie Machine: Like No Other Clock You’ve Seen

    MB&F Nixie Machine: Like No Other Clock You’ve Seen

    The Mechanical Art Device Gallery is a retail concept by timepiece brand MB&F that marries function with art. And there’s no better example of that marriage in action than the new MB&F Nixie Machine by designer Frank Buchwald. The MB&F Nixie Machine gets its name from the six 1960s Nixie tubes that display either the […]

  • MB&F Unveils The HM3 Poison Dart Frog Watch

    MB&F Unveils The HM3 Poison Dart Frog Watch

    Contrary to its name, the HM3 Poison Dart Frog Watch from MB&F doesn’t fire poison darts like some kind of James Bond gadget. But try to stifle your groans of disappointment, because this is a pretty cool watch anyway. The highlight is probably the protruding bulbous “eyes” on the face of the watch that form […]